The subject of this article was removed in
patch 5.0.4 but remains in . World of Warcraft: Classic
This does not exist on the retail realms anymore.
The categories should reflect this, and should not include retail realm categories.
For the PvP talent, see . [Cold Blood ]
Cold Blood Assassination, Tier 3 When activated, generates 25 Energy and increases the critical strike chance of your next non-periodic offensive ability by 100%. Requirements Class
Assassination Points required
10 Properties Affects
N/A Related buff
Cold Blood is a rogue talent ability found on Tier 3 of the Assassination tree. When used, it generates 25 energy and increases the critical strike chance of the next offensive ability by 100%.
It is still possible for the Cold Blood-modified attack to be dodged, parried, blocked, or miss, due to the
table-based attack resolution system that WoW uses; in this situation the Cold Blood buff (along with the 100% crit modifier) will not be lost, and will still apply to the next special attack. Like all "on next attack" abilities, Cold Blood does NOT activate the
global cooldown, and can thus be bound to a macro with another ability. As should be obvious Cold Blood is best used with a high damage ability, such as a five-
Combo point, five- stack [Deadly Poison ] , a five-Combo point [Envenom ] , or [Eviscerate ] . [Ambush ] While Cold Blood is active, the Rogue's right hand will have a blue aura emitting snow crystals around it.
Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Removed.
Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Now also generates 25 Energy.
Patch 2.3.0 (2007-11-13): Fixed an issue where this buff was sometimes getting removed when an attack missed.
Patch 2.2.0 (2007-09-25): This effect will now be consumed by all crits, including those against targets with damage shields. Patch 1.6.0 (2005-07-12): The UI now properly shows that Preparation does not clear a Cold Blood setup.